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« on: March 29, 2009 02:33:02 AM »

I don't know if anyone has ever done these before, but I thought myself quite clever had a number of tees that were too good to toss in the garbage, but not good enough to wear or donate, so I had to come up with a way to recycle them into something usable. I have 24 full sized cans shoved in there, and this is made from 2 ladies size medium shirts.  

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 AND I made a tutorial for you this is my first tutorial and it has something like 19 pictures I think, I can code and edit in my blog software than I can on here, but be forwarned,  I'm definitely not a blogger Smiley (so gentle gentle gentle lol)

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009 05:52:15 AM »

This is such a good idea, and so cute!! Thanks for the tute!

« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009 11:57:11 AM »

Cute - now I know what to do with all of the extra large T shirts my company keeps on giving to us gals who are size small.

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009 05:08:18 AM »

This is a totally cool idea.  I've been thinking about making my own grocery bags, but couldn't decide what to make them out of.  Now I know what I can do with our overflowing t-shirt drawer(I just wish I had some cute t's instead of my dh's old ones).  Now I need to clear a space so I can sew. 


« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009 07:54:03 AM »

Okay, so I couldn't resist and made one.  It took about 45 minutes--I think it will go a lot faster next time.  Especially if I wait until my twins are in bed.  My husband is a teacher and has a ton of old t-shirts from his last job.  they are all getting unwearable, so that is what I used.  The outside says "pay it foward" on one side and has a scripture on the other side(he teaches at a christian school).  These were 2 xl t-shirts so it made a huge bag.  I fit 7 cereal boxes and still had room for cans and stuff. 

this is it next to one of my twins.  He is an average sized 2 yr old, so you can see how big it turned out.

Thanks for the tut.  I see many more of these in my future.  I think I'll have to raid the thrift stores for interesting t's.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009 11:56:13 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial and sharing such a wonderful idea with everyone!

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2009 12:02:11 PM »

Fiorinda it turned out awesome!  I liked that the XL ones made for bags like the big bags at the store, they are perfect for all that light weight stuff that is bulky that if using plastic bags end up taking like 4 or 5,  I don't know if anyone has this happen but the chip bags always rips the plastic bags, and my family is all about some tostitos Smiley

The smaller sized shirts like the 'standard' size bags,  also does it just make anyone else giggle that the style of this bag is actually called 'tshirt bag' and you can make them out of tshirts? One of my girlfriends can't get over that aspect lol.  Of course she asked my daughter the other day if we had a tshirt bag she could use, and my daughters little mental light went off and she went running to grab one of the ones I'd made from t-shirts lol

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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009 12:41:41 PM »

This is really awesome. I'm always looking for cute things to make from my old t-shirts (I went from a size 4 to a size 9/10 so a lot of my super cute band t-shirts and things from college don't fit anymore, but I can't bear to part with them. d'oh) and this is a fabulous idea! Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009 08:41:24 PM »

I love this! I've made that kind of bag before (out of an old skirt), but I never thought about using t-shirts -- it's a great idea!

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